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Tips to Perfect Car Paint Shine

5 January 2013


We’ve all been here before; it’s been a big day for your car, your car is filthy, and the only way to get the thick layer of dirt and grime off is an old fashion wash. We all want our paint to have that perfect mirror like shine after we wash our car. Unfortunately, this does not always seem to be the outcome for most people after they put their car through a wash. Many of us often find our car to have streaks, water spots, and spider web scratches, after we finish washing.

  Thankfully I have some good news for you! Having that mirrored shine really isn’t as hard to get as you may think. In reality there are just a few tips and tricks to having the perfect wash!   The first most important thing you can do, is invest in a good quality car shampoo. Without this there is no hope in having the perfect wash. When selecting a good car shampoo always remember to use The Skin Rule.   Don’t just use any old kitchen sponge or wet towel to wash your car with. Make sure you go out and buy a good soft pile wash sponge or wash mitt. This will help reduce those spider web scratches you were getting on your car before.   To achieve that streak free shine you will need to dry your car with a leather chamois or a terry towel. This is where you may notice the biggest difference if you have been drying your car with the same bath towel you have been using for ages.   There are two little secrets that many of you may not know about washing your car. These secrets are you should never wash your car in direct sunlight or in an unenclosed area. The reason for behind this is, the sun will dry up the water on your car while it is being washed. Ensuring you dry your car with your cloth before the water dries on its own will make a huge difference in your cars shine. While it may not seem like a big deal, the minerals left behind on your car are what give the paint the water spots you dread.   Make these changes to your washing routine and I guarantee you will notice a difference in the way your paint shines.   If there\'s anything you\'d like to add, feel free to use the comment function.

 





About the Author

Joel Milligan

Joel Milligan lives in Sydney and loves everything that has at least 2 wheels and an engine. He probably could talk several hours about keeping a vehicle clean and shiny. And that's exactly why we asked him to write for our blog.




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